English Wh-questions: Things you should know about Wh-questions

Wh-questions

Questions and Wh-questions are very important not just in English but in all languages. By questioning various things, you get to know more about them in detail.

The two main types of questions in the English language is yes/no questions and Wh-questions.

You get two different types of answers when asked about both of them.

Yes/no type of questions is also considered as closed questions because you only have two options and nothing more. On the other hand, Wh-questions have much detailed information and many detailed answers. There can also be limitless options for answers to a particular question.

It is important to learn about Wh-questions because you don’t just get answers, but you also build knowledge and you can train your brain for certain kinds of details. It helps you in figuring out essential information about people, places, things, and ideas too. You can practice Wh-questions through daily conversations and through online means of learning too.

There are types of main words on which the question is built. Those words are ‘who, what, when, where, which, whose, why, and how.’

A Wh-question will be a Wh-question only when the above-mentioned words are included in the question. If not, then that question will not be considered as a Wh-question.

For example:

  1. What is the name of your class teacher?
  2. How many hours did you study today?
  3. Where have you been from the past 2 days?
  4. Who is your idol?
  5. Which book are you reading?
  6. How about a date today?
  7. How young is your kid?
  8. Whom were you speaking to?
  9. When did you purchase this bag?
  10. How come you went to London?

One last thing you need to remember is that every Wh-question will always end with a question mark.

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